Winter Wedding Planning Guide
Your wedding is going to be one of the biggest, most important days of your life, and it’s a day that is all about you and your partner! Whether you have just got engaged or are counting down the days until your big day finally arrives, wedding planning can be a long process, but it will ultimately be more than worth it in the end when you look into your other half’s eyes and say, “I do!”
Here at Goosedale, we are perfectly placed to help make your big day as special and as memorable as possible. Our experienced team will be on hand to answer any questions or queries you may have, while our rooms and wedding packages are second to none.
If winter is your season of choice for when you tie the knot, then we have put together a handy guide to help you make the most out of your wedding day.
If you have your heart set on an outdoor ceremony, then a winter wedding probably isn’t for you! However, if you would prefer to celebrate with your loved ones in the luxurious surroundings here at Goosedale, we would be more than happy to accommodate you. Ranging from the Garden Room, ideal for intimate weddings, to the Ivory Suite, perfect for larger weddings, we will have a room to suit your needs. The spectacular Crystal Hall is also available for weddings and is ideal for civil ceremonies.
Once you have settled on your chosen venue, the next step is to decide how you want to decorate it. There are plenty of avenues you can go down when it comes to winter wedding décor, so don’t be afraid to branch out and look around to seek inspiration.
Here are a few ideas:
- Nature – Take inspiration from the natural world, with chopped logs and tree stumps, pine cones, fake snow, or even a gorgeous display of lights overhead to simulate the Northern Lights!
- Festive – If your wedding day is close to Christmas, a festive feel can help to add a little extra magic to the décor. Classy Christmas trees, fairy lights and baubles will complete the look, but be wary of going overboard with this theme
- Glam – For a more contemporary décor scheme, sharp metallic accents are your best friend. Silver and gold are very wintery colours, so don’t be afraid to add a touch of glitz and glamour to your decoration!
Make sure to tie your wedding stationery into the theme of your big day in order to create a cohesive winter theme throughout the occasion. From save the date cards and the invites themselves to thank you cards after your wedding, your wedding stationery can easily incorporate a seasonal winter theme. Go for luxurious creamy card, silver accents, and rich, textured ribbon to create the ultimate wintery feel.
It’s easy to fall into the trap of choosing novelty favours for your winter wedding, especially with the plethora of tacky festive stocking fillers and secret Santa gifts on the shelves at this time of year. Cute personalised favours or festive flavours will always go down a treat, so if in doubt, ditch the novelty ideas and opt for something a little classier instead.
Winter weddings are a perfect time to decorate with gorgeous seasonal flowers and plants – don’t be afraid to include blooms that are traditionally associated with winter in your wedding plans. Handmade wreaths can make wonderful, seasonal additions to your décor, while the rich red of a poinsettia will make for a striking table centrepiece. Seasonal greenery and sprigs of holly and mistletoe will complete the look!
Whether you are planning a formal sit-down meal or a more relaxed buffet-style offering, it’s easy to incorporate a winter feel into your catering. Hearty, warming, comfort food is a staple at this time of year – think stew, soup or even a roast dinner if you want to pull out all the stops! For sweet treats, mince pies are a staple, and candy canes will go down a treat with younger guests.
While most brides want to wear white regardless of the season, you can still tailor your bridesmaid’s dresses and accents on the groomsmen’s outfits to the winter theme. Step away from the omnipresent pastel colours and instead, embrace richer shades like navy and burgundy to create a stunning effect perfect for the season. Don’t forget to factor in accessories, either – silver is ideal for a winter wonderland theme, whereas brighter gold accents will suit a more festive feel.
If you would like more information about our wedding packages or want to enquire about availability, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team today or give us a call on 0115 9635 433.